[FoRK] Challenge for McCain critics
jbone at place.org
Thu Aug 28 12:55:24 PDT 2008
On Aug 28, 2008, at 1:57 PM, geege schuman wrote:
> What are you a member of - the Antagonistic Right? (If I hear
> Left" one more time, why I'll ....)
Don't be so two dimensional. There's a "reactionary left" just as
there's a "reactionary right." I happen to dislike both. I hope I'm
> McCain talks about the war in football terms of "winning" and
> Them's hawk words. What exactly we're winning (freedom? democracy?) or
> defeating (evildoers? threats? terrorism?) is Bushspeak.
I would say that in general his grasp of what it is we're doing over
there is a lot less vague and fuzzy and utopian than Bush's. He does
need to clearly articulate an exit strategy, though. The difference
is, I believe McCain might be capable of doing that. ;-)
> What do you call a troop surge?
Working? :-P ;-)
Kidding. I'd call it a bad idea on top of a pile of dead bodies of
bad ideas. I'd call it McCain fighting his own, personal last war ---
which he thinks we gave up on, invalidating and dishonoring the (real)
sacrifice that he made. I think his motivations are completely
different from Bush's, prima facie. Not sane, but perhaps at least
somehow more forgivable.
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